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Producers are the lifeblood to our industry and food supply.

Studies show that suicide is more common among farmers than any other job group and twice the rate of military veterans. Know how you can help yourself or others by being aware. Please find the resources needed.

Oregon Wheat is not a crisis center. If you are in need of immediate assistance, reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. An online chat option is also available.

Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network

Agriculture is an occupation full of potential stressors like weather, changing economic markets, animal health and machinery breakdowns. When these start to compound, many farmers experience excessive amounts of stress, making it hard to remain positive and move forward through the hard times.

Due in part to the stresses that are faced, agricultural workers have high rates of suicide. The loss of a spouse, parent, sibling, child or friend can be avoided. If you or someone you know is experiencing excessive stress or thoughts of suicide, please reach out to a confidential crisis support line.

View the Oregon State University Extension Service site HERE.

Other Available Resources

Need Help? Know Someone Who Does?

Crisis Text Line

  • Text HOME to 741741 - The Crisis Text Line provides free support 24 hours a day.
  • Call 800-691-4336 - Avera’s hotline will connect you with a skilled, compassionate mental health professional who can help you navigate whatever you’re experiencing – such as symptoms or signs of anxiety or depression.

Watch this news clip about increased farmer suicides and learn how you can help your neighbors, friends and family.

Quick links for Producers

Please use these links for quick access to state and national level information!

OSU Statewide Variety Trials: OSU Wheat Research Homepage

National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG)

U.S. Wheat Associates

ODA Broadleaf Herbicide Brochure

The Oregon Department of Agriculture produced a spray drift prevention brochure, which includes best practices for communicating with neighbors about sensitive plants.

You can find the brochure here!

More Helpful Resources


Visit the Oregon OSHA website to learn more about agricultural safety and regulations.

2020 Seed Buying Guide

View the 2020 Seed Buying Guide here


Agriculture and farm safety. Find information on agricultural safety and regulations, including pesticides, farm vehicles, seasonal workers, and more

Worker Protection Standard (WPS)

Worker Protection Standard (WPS)

This recorded webinar features Kaci Buhl from Oregon State University, as she explains the best ways to comply with the new pesticide rules in agriculture.

This Handbook for Agricultural Employers provides information on the Worker Protection Standard. (Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative)

View the AEZ decision matrix.

Training resources and videos from the Pesticide Educational Resource Collaborative (PERC).

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